Repost of the original Easter-to-Pentecost challenge: Ending June 4

With all the Bono in Africa converage, the NBC Nightly News, the ONE viewing parties, and so on, I thought I'd repost our own Africa project:

I've become pretty enthusiastic about the GlobalGiving site, which offers a very direct way to make donations to projects in the developing world that, in essence, help work towards the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. You can search for projects that need funding by theme or region, and you can even email the actual people running them in Asia or Africa or Central America or wherever. Here's a BBC article about the concept.

My suggestion is that we do a little experiment during the Easter season, and spread some Resurrection life by seeing how far our little U2 Sermons community can get towards funding a Global Giving project in Africa. I've chosen an AIDS education program in Cameroon whose focus is training teachers to use computers to deliver information on HIV-AIDS -- in part because their entire goal is only $1000, and in part because if you're reading this you have access to a computer and know how to use it, unlike 90% of high school students in Cameroon.

Update with 2 weeks left to go: Several donations came in the first week, with a few additional ones since then. The total on the project site as of Friday was $783 (of course this may not be all from U2 Sermons), which leaves $217 to achieve the schools' goal. Click through and check it out; you can enter your own choice of amount and give by credit card or Paypal.

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